Graph of the Day for September 27, 2009

"When I made the decision to leave my job to found Public Allies Chicago [in 1993], an AmeriCorps program that prepares youth for public service, I realized right away that I had made the right decision.  There are few things more rewarding than watching young people recognize that they have the power to enrich not only their lives, but the lives of others as well.  But careers in public service are not always encouraged.  We push our young people to strive for things, an advanced degree, a job title, a big salary... But, at a time when our nation is facing unprecedented challenges, encouraging careers in public service and social innovation is more important than ever."

Remarks of First Lady Michelle Obama at TIME 100 Most Influential People Awards  



Source:  Chris Edwards at the Cato Institute, based on Bureau of Economic Analysis data, tables 6.2D and 6.5D.  Hat tip to Rick Moran at American Thinker.


Hoven's Index for September 27, 2009


Michelle Obama's compensation in 2005 as vice president of community affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals:  $316,962.  (Source:  Chicago Tribune.)

Percentage of all households, among those headed by non-Hispanic white males, with more than $250,000 income in 2006:  1.3%.  (Source: US Statistical Abstract, Table 683.)
"When I made the decision to leave my job to found Public Allies Chicago [in 1993], an AmeriCorps program that prepares youth for public service, I realized right away that I had made the right decision.  There are few things more rewarding than watching young people recognize that they have the power to enrich not only their lives, but the lives of others as well.  But careers in public service are not always encouraged.  We push our young people to strive for things, an advanced degree, a job title, a big salary... But, at a time when our nation is facing unprecedented challenges, encouraging careers in public service and social innovation is more important than ever."

Remarks of First Lady Michelle Obama at TIME 100 Most Influential People Awards  



Source:  Chris Edwards at the Cato Institute, based on Bureau of Economic Analysis data, tables 6.2D and 6.5D.  Hat tip to Rick Moran at American Thinker.


Hoven's Index for September 27, 2009


Michelle Obama's compensation in 2005 as vice president of community affairs at the University of Chicago Hospitals:  $316,962.  (Source:  Chicago Tribune.)

Percentage of all households, among those headed by non-Hispanic white males, with more than $250,000 income in 2006:  1.3%.  (Source: US Statistical Abstract, Table 683.)